CNN's Jack Cafferty opens his blog this week with this ...Race is arguably the biggest issue in this election, and it's one that nobody's talking about.No one is talking about it because it is not an issue, let alone a big issue.
Although I must admit I encountered an anecdotal example of blue collar racism against the candidate (just yesterday), racism is not an issue in our current election campaign ... the issues are!
Cafferty's suggestion is race-baiting at its slimiest; such a thing implies a Nader voter is a racist, a Paul voter is a racist, and (most revealing) all who voted for Clinton or Edwards in their primaries are racists.
Then the CNN trooper admits it's not racism, it's political worldviews that are at work ... only he can't grasp his man is losing.The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn't be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn't make sense…unless it's race.Sorry Jack, it probably doesn't make sense to you because you're simply "out of touch."
The truth is Obama may well regain his lead! But race baiting is one of the many things troubling the public about the media and politics today, and another reason why Palin has turned so many independent and leaner heads.
Or could it be that you don't understand the real basis for the current administration's low approval ratings? Could it be he (as Limbaugh has said many times) is more popular than the polls reveal, and that his apparent unpopularity is just that, only an appearance of unpopularity?
Cafferty transitions to his full-post with this confusing little bit of tripe ...Time magazine's Michael Grunwald says race is the elephant in the room. He says Barack Obama needs to tread lightly as he fights back against the McCain-Palin campaign attacks.I guess he wants company with his crime.
This is all another sign of desperation on the part of Obama's supporters, as well as a prima facia case of race baiting.